Do you know that Annapurna Sunrise Trek is the best short trekking route of Nepal? Yes, it is probably the most alluring route which is alternatively known as Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking as well. The rolling mountains waving at a backdrop of easy walking trail through green lush forests of rhododendron and blissful villages of Gurung community people undoubtedly raise the spirit of holidays. The trail is ideal for those wishing to witness splendors of magnificent diversified Annapurna region and its mountains from relatively low altitude. The spectacle of the mighty Himalayas being brightened by the morning sun rays galloping through the casement of mountains is a sight to behold.
Green Society Adventure always advocated Eco-friendly trip in Nepal. Therefore, Annapurna Sunrise Trek journey of 7 days follows ethical walking activity in Nepal. Bus drive to Pokhara on the first day and further 2 hours of driving the next day take trekkers to walk embarking point at Nayapool. The first day’s camp will be at Tikhedhunga after the gentle walk in a well-paved trail. The trail is similar to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking until Poon Hill (3210 m). Trekker strides through colorful forests of rhododendron meeting numerous fellow trekkers while ascending to Ghorepani. Once you are at this hill station the Mountain Vistas would relieve you from tiredness. Early morning hiking of about 2 hours takes trekkers to the famous sunrise viewpoint of Poon Hill. Observe quintessential daily routine of nature in the form of gorgeous Himalayan sunrise. As sun kisses the tip of lofty mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, and others; your eye shutter, as well as a camera shutter, will not get any rest. After vibrant natural phenomena experience heading back to Ghandruk the model village of Gurung community via Tadapani endow rural Nepal’s socio-cultural facets. Enjoy local delicacies and cultural program of ethnic Gurung people in Ghandruk before departing back to Pokhara.
Green Society Adventure is delighted to present magnificent Nepal Trekking package in the form of Annapurna Sunrise Trek. Our travel planners have knitted the best itinerary for this Poon Hill Trekking. The inclusion of activities centered on Mountain Vistas and Socio-Cultural events will ensure the creation of momentous travel tale. Our experienced trekking crew members and quality services will add gloss to this vibrant walking holiday in Nepal.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m/ 4329ft), Transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara (820m/ 2690ft), Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 3: Drive to Nayapool and Trek to Tikhedhunga 1540m/5051ft, 4 hours.
Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m/9380ft), 5-6 hours.
Day 5: Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10528ft), and trek to Tadapani 2630m/8626ft, 6-7 hours.
Day 6: Trek to Ghandruk 1940m/6363ft, 4 hours.
Day 7: Trek to Naya-Pool and drive back to Pokhara, 6 hours.
Day 8: Drive back to Kathmandu, trip end with farewell dinner.
Soon after your flight lands at Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International airport), you will be greeted with warm welcome by GSA representative after you being encountered with Display card s/he will be displaying on your arrival. You will be then transferred to the hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Today our journey beings with an Exciting drive to Pokhara. The drive is pleasant with beautiful countryside, snowy peak and roaring river. Driving through several green hills, huts and village will give you a excitement but the road condition is not good everywhere. we will basically have two stops for snake and lunch along the way. Finally, after reaching beautiful lake city Pokhara you can spend your free time by boating on Lake or hike around Lakeside.
After a morning meal in lake city; Pokhara, we will take a private vehicle and drive all the way to Nayapool from where our trek starts. We pass through the little town Nayapool, crossing the suspension bridge and reach the second point Birethanti. After being checked our permits and TIMS we will stop for a Lunch break in Birethanti. Three hours gradually climb to Tikhedhunga will realize you that you are feeling tired. Overnight in tea house.
Today is a demanding day as we have to ascent 1260m to the Ghorepani village. After an hour stone stairs tough climb, the trail goes gently through meadows, cultivated fields and rhododendron forests. Mostly inhabited by Magar ethnicity, Ghorapani is an interesting place with small shop and stalls for selling local products. Ghorepani is one of the most famous and best place for trekkers in Annapurna region, from where we can see an aesthetic View of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. Overnight in tea house.
We wake up early in the morning (an hour before sunrise) and start a hike to Poon Hill. Though it is named Annapurna Sunrise Trek, Poonhill is an icon of this trek from where we can see magnificent Sunrise view and Panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Tukuche, Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m) Machapuchre (6997m). The moment will mesmerize you in such a way that you will lift you up yourself you are heaven I sware when your glance starts capturing those wonderful scenic views. After taking photos and having some coffee or tea or, we Trek back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we continue our treks to Tadapani, we head east and climb a nearby ridge (Gurung Hill). We descend through rhododendron forest, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani for overnight.
After a warm morning breakfast, we start our trek descent through the dense and dark forest. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees and many other flowers. After three hours walk through the forest and crossing some small stream we enter the village Ghandruk, A slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabitant by Gurung people. We hike around the village with beautiful views of Fishtail, Hiuchuli and Annapurna South as well we explore rich Gurung culture and tradition at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk. Overnight in Lodge
Today is the last day of our trek. We trek from Ghandruk till we reach to Nayapul then drive back to Pokhara. The trek will be downhill all the way to Sauli Bazaar and the nice wide road to Nayapool along the river Modi. Our trek comes to an end at Nayapul. We drive from Nayapul to Pokhara after that. We can hang around Pokhara lakeside at the evening time. This evening offers you a boundless option to choose every hangout and all these will be your freedom. You can even have local and handmade amazing beautiful products to take Nepal home for your memories. Overnight at hotel.
Today the journey along the Nepalese Himalayan comes to an end. We will Drive to Kathmandu, you can use your free time by last minute shopping. At evening we offer you welcome dinner. We will always be glad to help you with our service.
What is Trekking?
Trekking is a thrilling adventure! And this activity requires a multi-day hike and climbs on mountain villages and park trails. The mountain trail usually steep, gradual and likely to encounter with snow at high elevation (that above 3000m/9840ft in winter and 5500m/18040ft in summer).
How tough is this Trek?
This is the easiest trek in Annapurna. we recommend this trek is for everyone who loves outdoors, physically fit, have a good health condition.
Does This Trek Require Previous Experience?
Well, if you have a healthy circulatory ability and good strength to cope with high altitude and lower oxygen density then it doesn’t require early experience. But who have early experience on trekking or hiking they can enjoy their Himalayan adventure maximum!
What is Altitude Sickness? How to Deal with?
Altitude sickness, also known as “mountain sickness” is a symptom that can attack while you hike or climb to the higher elevation. Especially this can be happening after 3000m/9840ft. if you walk too quickly.
There are three types of Altitude sickness
AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness: Very common one. Symptoms: dizziness, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting.
HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema: Can happen when it build up fluid in lungs. This is very dangerous and even life threating.
HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema: this is the most severe form of altitude sickness and it can happen when fluids take a place in the brain. This is life threating, as soon need to seek medical attention.
What should you do
What is the best time for Annapurna sunrise trek?
March to end of May and September to end of November would be the best time for this trek.
Are any permits require for this trek?
For the Annapurna sunrise trek, you need to get ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) entry permits $30 and TIMS card charge $10.
How long must walk every day?
In average, we walk 5 to 6 hours a day.
What types of meals we can get in this Trek?
Continentals menus are generally available in this trek. As well you can get traditional Nepali Dal-Bhat.
What types of accommodation do we utilize?
Clean and comfortable tea houses and lodges are available in this trekking area. Some places we can get a room with an attached bathroom as well.
Adventure of a lifetime! I must begin by saying that Green Society Adventure is one of the best trekking company you can join for the Nepal trek! The expertise guide on trekking is one that is truly unmatchable. Along with that, his (Raj) depth of knowledge about the Nepalese culture and history creates an experience where you are not only trekking but you are learning about the culture. Raj offers an experience that is like no other, he is very patient with trekkers and is understanding of different circumstances and experiences the trekkers have, thankfully I was able to have completed the Annapurna Sunrise trek with the help of GSA and their team. Overall, I'd highly recommend Raj and Green Society Adventure to any future trekkers or anyone after a tour guide in general. His prices are fair, however with the experience provided cost would not even matter.
Just wow! As a solo female traveler, the choice of guide companies is endless and it can be overwhelming finding the right one especially being solo. Green Society Adventure was amazing! I did the Annapurna sunrise trek with ABC and it was an unforgettable experience. The guide was great and so was the porter. We had many laughs along the way. Played cards games for hours. I felt like I was trekking with someone I had known for years which is a great feeling. We, of course, had downtime which is nice after a long day. The guide showed me the local restaurants in Pokhara and Kathmandu. He also had a vast knowledge. Learned a lot! GSA Ittenary was very clear. This company is great! This is an amazing country and I am truly touched. I will be back next year for Everest Base Camp and cannot wait!
Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Teahouse along the trek.